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The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 10:21 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Sugata Mitra, the first-ever $1 million TED Prize winner, is an incredibly charismatic speaker. Like Sal Khan, he is both earnest and witty, weaving wonderful stories...

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What Do We Know About Civic Education? Not Enough

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 6:10 PM

If you ask the average person in the United States today to describe how much civic education our students get in an average day, what students view as their role as citizens and how they act on those views, you'll likely get a wide range of answers. While that is...

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Obama's Education Policy: What Will Be the Legacy of His Second Term?

(65) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 12:13 AM

In 2002, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was amended as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) under then-President George W. Bush, few would have predicted that in the 10 years to follow, NCLB would become a household name, both vilified and praised.

In 2002 education was a common...

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